Verizon's Droid X is the latest big-screen Android phone

Motorola Droid X

Here she be, folks, the Motorola Droid X on Verizon, fresh off its coming-out in New York City. If you missed all the hoopla, it'll be available July 15 for $199 after the usual two-year contract and $100 rebate.

Our initial impressions are quite good. Wanna read them? Mosey on through the break.

The 4.3-inch screen is crisp and clear and was a major bullet point for Verizon. The TI OMAP 3640 processor is speedy out of the box -- and this is all without it even having Android 2.2 and its just-in-time compiler. Yes, unfortunately we're going to have to wait for a bit for Froyo (and Adobe Flash). While both played a big part in today's announcement, neither will be on the Droid X until "later this summer."

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Much has been said about the Droid X running Motoblur instead of stock Android. Thing is, it's not running Motoblur. In fact, don't use that word again in the same sentence as the Droid X. Yeah, there's a skin on top of Android, and there are custom widgets involved, but even after only a few minutes we get the feeling that it won't leave the same bad taste in your mouth as Motoblur.

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The capacitive buttons of the original Droid have been traded for four physical buttons in the menu-home-back-search layout. There's a dedicated camera button as well. HDMI-out, 8MP camera with dual flash and 720p video recording, Wifi (and tethered) hotspots are available for an extra $20 a month.

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All in all, we've got a ton to dive into with the Motorola Droid X. We're just scratching the surface. So stay tuned, and hit us up in the Droid X forums for more discussion.

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